WPR News
11:54 am
Tue June 29, 2010

Glendo flooding costs local community

Laramie, Wyo. – Flooding at Glendo State Park will peak on July 4th. Water levels have been high at the reservoir for more than a month. More than half of the park's campsites are flooded and 90 percent of park facilities are unusable.

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WPR News
11:49 am
Tue June 29, 2010

2nd man to be sentenced in Wyo. Internet rape case

Casper – Sentencing is scheduled for a man who pleaded guilty in the rape of a Casper woman that was arranged using the Internet.

Ty Oliver McDowell, of Bar Nunn, is due in district court Tuesday. He has pleaded guilty to felony charges in the case.

Prosecutors say the 27-year-old McDowell responded to an ad on the Internet site Craiglist seeking a man to carry out a "rape fantasy" for the victim. Prosecutors say McDowell attacked the woman as she was entering her home in December.

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WPR News
7:38 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Man sentenced in Craigslist case

WPR News
6:24 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Governor finishes wind tour

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WPR News
6:21 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Dangerous weekend on Wyoming's highways

WPR News
6:02 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

State epidemiologist says West Nile detected

Laramie, Wyo. – The State Epidemiologist says it is hard to tell if this will be a bad year for West Nile Virus. The virus is mosquito-borne, and Dr. Tracy Murphy says there are several variables that can affect the number of mosquitoes in Wyoming - among them, standing water.

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12:17 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Cap and Trade gets no support from Wyoming delegation

Wyoming – Wyoming lawmakers are resisting President Obama's plans to promote energy independence and deal with climate change. Manuel Quinones (kin-YON-es) reports from Washington on the prospects of legislation passing this year.

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12:15 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

US Secretary of Ag talks to Wyoming Public Radio

Wyoming – The Obama Administration isn't only focusing on climate change legislation. It's also thinking about biofuels. Congress has mandated that the U.S. should be using at least 36 billion gallons of bio-based transportation fuels each year by 2022. The west hasn't been a big player in biofuels so far - but Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack tells Molly Messick that could change.

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12:13 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Parents of kids with disabilities grill candidates

Wyoming – For decades parents of children with disabilities wanted their children to be educated in the same schools and classrooms as everyone else. They won that battle, but say that's not enough, they also want results. Because of that many parents of students with disabilities are paying particular attention, right now, to the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports.

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